Sunday, July 4, 2010

Where Eagles Dare

Here's to Independence!

Here's to a carefully crafted plan executed well!

Here's to the spirit of Donovan, Stephenson, Fleming etal who dared to implement plans that stultified the enemy.

I was talking about Where Eagles Dare a movie with Richard Burton and Clint Eastwood based on the Alister McClean novel not long ago.

Along with 3 Days of the Condor, Ice Station Zebra, The Third Man and a handful of others, Where Eagles Dare is a quinessential spy thriller.

Whether you believe this mission took place or not, I suggest you study how something can be carefully put together and carried out.

The one thing to expect is the unexpected. No one can plan for all contingencies.

Yet, it is the ability to improvise that can make for success.

Studying the mission and all details is essential. But, without the ability to act alone, all can be lost.

Knowing what to do takes study, including technique, contingency planning, using the enemy's resources against them and many more.

I'm not saying anyone can become an agent, just that many can do a specific job that adds to the whole.

For, to be free, we must use all the tools in the toolbox.

1 comment:

A Black said...

"A hole is a hole is a hole is it not?"